Apr. 20th, 2010

Union Jack Collection from Viscount David Linley

Home Accessories: Viscount David Linley, the bespoke cabinetmaker who's a nephew of the Queen of England, has unveiled a new collection of very British accessories featuring an inlaid Union Jack design. Consisting of a humidor, jewelry box, tea caddy, cufflink box, and large and small picture frames, the exquisite pieces are finished in walnut with the flag artfully rendered in a marquetry of burr oak, burr walnut and ripple sycamore representing the colors. The choice of design is an appropriate one; like Linley himself, the Union Jack boasts a royal lineage; the flag originated in 1606 after King James I of England was crowned, uniting the kingdoms of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

The humidor, for about $2,000, is lined with Spanish cedar wood to help maintain a stable humidity and supports the cigars’ ageing process. It also has a built-in humidifier and hydrometer. The jewelry box, for about $1,800, is lockable and lined in red faux suede with a compartmentalized, removable tray. The tea caddy, for about $1,000, is available in a limited edition of 25 pieces, and comes complete with a supply of Fortnum & Mason Royal Blend loose leaf tea. The cufflink box, for about $650, is lined in beige faux suede. The picture frames come in a large and small size for about $440 and $400.
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